The music swells…

 Okay, now would be the time in a romantic comedy movie for the “falling for each other” montage…and as a sucker for such films, I can’t help but indulge in a lil stroll thru our happy dates…

(**for added viewing/reading pleasure, scroll down & hit play, for a fave from Ole Blue Eyes**)

Imagine my giddy surprise when I opened up my laptop to find a sticky note in, not on, my screen – how techie cool is he?!? 
Not to mention, sweet, awwwwww
I smiled all day  

A weekday evening at the art museum, live bands playing, wine bar open, sitting on a bench chatting the night away, almost forgetting to go see the exhibit we came for…

Once inside, strolling the gallery, together at times, each getting lost in the various pieces & what they were saying, wandering among the sculptures, our hands easily find one another and glide together 

Wonderful evenings out trying new restaurants, tantalizing our taste buds with food and lively conversations.

Delicious french fare, one particularly fabulous night out, with a pot au chocolat unlike no other… mmmmmmmmmmmmm, chocolat covered lips

Gorgeous lilies arrived in his hands at the door one summer day, my place smelled divine for the next week
I’ve let my guard down when it comes to the flowers situation 😉
He doesn’t overkill it, but when he picks ’em, he does well & times it well too

Cheers to romantic candlelit evenings spent with the one who makes you smile

One of my all-time favorite Frank Sinatra songs, he croons like no other…

Love blossoms

A Summer surprise

Guess who surprised me with these beautiful flowers as I opened the door? 😉

Ladies, what are your thoughts on receiving flowers?

I used to be a subscriber of flowers falling in the “trying too hard” category…but maaaaaybe that was because of the giver?

I’ve NEVER appreciated flowers on a first date, definitely too much! 
Are you making a move? Trying to win some points? OR are you really just being kind & generous & I’m too skeptical? 
Unless you really know the gal, 1st date flowers are a NO in my book!

Of course, the hopeless romantic in me, swoons & says awwww when I see it in the movies, so how come in real life I question the motive?

I’ve gotten in to the habit over these past few years of buying flowers for my home each week, to add a lil color & make me smile as I enter a room. 
I started doing it to show myself that I can treat “me” well & that I didn’t HAVE to wait around for a man to send me some (which ironically I’d have been suspicious of…listen I know, I make no sense).

I’m glad I did learn how to listen to my lil joys & give in to them, but I will say, receiving flowers from a guy you’re totally crushing on ~ no better feeling in the world!

Surrendering to my silliness & off to go smell my pretty flowers

Cheers ~